This was our first week of Language Arts! I don't know if I will post every week on this, but I wanted to blog about the way that I presented Annabelle's work to her. On a side note....these lessons were a CHORE. She really, really does not like copywork/handwriting practice. I'm hoping that because it was her first week and it was something new she will figure out that it isn't so bad. A lot of it has to do with the fact that she forms her letters backwards. Example: When writing a lower case 'a' she will start at the bottom of the circle and go clockwise to complete the circle. This week we worked on forming letter properly, and she really had a hard time retraining her hand.
Each day she would have a couple worksheets on a tray that she would come in and complete on her own. After the handwriting page she would be done holding the pencil. I gave her a dot marker to complete the second 'Aa' search. The pencil and the dot marker are on the tray before she starts so that this is an independent activity. This is a hard concept for her to get her mind around seeing how I've never had her work completely independent of me before.
Dotting her Aa's.
Another activity that was set up for her this week. Making an 'Aa' collage.
But by far the most fun that she had was using her GeoSafari Phonics Pad. So glad that we got this. It is the perfect reward for her after completing her handwriting work. Bonus: She's learning while she's using it! It doesn't get much better than that. :)
All in all it was a fairly successful week. Included in our LA time is a short lesson on the letter (she pretty much knows her letters and there sounds. There is a 13 week review on them in the curriculum I'm using which I'm ok with because it will just reinforce what she already knows).
The hardest part of it all was fitting it into our daily schedule/rhythm. I'm already trying to figure out when we're going to fit math into the equation. It will all work out in the end. :) Happy blogging!
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